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Quaking Aspen Ranch - Riverfront Log Home, Barn, Lots of Space

Lincoln Powers

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lincoln Powers

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Quaking Aspen Ranch - Riverfront Log Home, Barn, Lots of Space

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Red Lodge Lodge Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-20)

No place... SPEAKS... 'Montana' like Quaking Aspen Ranch!!

Built in 1999 with comfort, elegance, and privacy in mind – Quaking Aspen Ranch is like no other. Located on 32 acres of river bottom on the banks of the blue-ribbon trout stream, East Rosebud River, this log home features 5,000 square feet of modern living.

Massive windows throughout the house allow for scenic viewing from every room. Montana’s Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains and the East Rosebud River provide the backdrop.

No matter which of the five bedrooms you rest your head in, crack the window to enlist the babble of the River. You’ll be asleep in no time.

The main floor has a spacious kitchen and dining room adjoining a great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Adjacent to the great room is a romantic master bedroom. The master bedroom has a private deck and bath – complete with a Jacuzzi tub and a two-person shower.

The length of the complete first floor is family room – outfitted with another large, wood-burning fireplace, ping-pong table, foosball, big screen TV, DVD player and movies, and Xbox console and games. The first floor also has two queen bedrooms, each with a private bath and closet.

A balcony/bridge connects the two queen bedrooms on the third floor. Each bedroom has a private bath and closet.

Relax, fish and/or hunt right on the private riverfront property. Cast for trout – brown or rainbow – in one of two ponds, one on each side of the massive 'yard'. Or you can fish live water by casting the river bottom, a blue ribbon trout stream.

Expect to see wildlife daily. The river bottom is attractive and is some of the finest whitetail deer habitat in Montana. The river bottom is also home to sandhill cranes, blue heron rookery, turkey, moose, beaver, and red fox to name a few.

In the evening gather around the large fire pit to enjoy a bonfire and toast S’mores.

Enjoy many nearby attractions within minutes of the Ranch.

5 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:

The town of Absarokee to pick up groceries or to rent a movie. The town of Fishtail, home of the Fishtail General Store – a must see.

Stillwater River – Excellent whitewater rafting opportunities during the summer months at this world-renowned blue ribbon trout stream.

20 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:

Grizzly Bar & Steakhouse – Located on the East Rose Bud River in Roscoe, a tiny hamlet between Absarokee and Red Lodge, the steakhouse is known for its mouth watering Prime Rib. Cooney Reservoir State Park - Head to this reservoir to boat, play in the water, or fish walleye and rainbow trout. This reservoir is one of the most popular recreation areas in south central Montana.

30 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:

Red Lodge Mountain Resort and Gold Course – one of Montana's finest ski areas with an excellent golf course.

The town of Red Lodge is in Outside Magazine as one of the '30 Best Places to Live and Play and National Geographic Adventure named it to its 'Top Adventure Towns' List.

Emerald Lake – The Lake is heavily stocked yearly with small rainbow trout that will take just about anything.

Hike the Mystic Lake Trail, a popular day hike on the Custer National Forest.

East Rosebud Lake and Trailhead: An entrance point to 30 miles of the best backpacking, hiking, and fishing in Montana and the lower 48 states.

56 miles to Billings, Montana.

90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park.

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More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lincoln Powers (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Lincoln Powers

I was born and raised on this wonderful property. Built my dream Log Home in 1999. My wonderful family is pictured here with my wife and I on the dock of our larger pond that is just off the banks of the East Rosebud River.

Why Lincoln Powers chose Red Lodge

This home was built as our main residence. We have since moved and are sharing our love for this property and our wonderful home with those of you lucky enough to have a chance to enjoy a stay.

What makes this lodge unique

Private, half mile stretch of the East Rosebud River, a Blue Ribbon trout fishing stream. Private ponds. Riverbottom wildlife abound; whitetail and mule deer, moose, bobcat, fox, raccoons, beaver, muskrat, blue herons, sandhill cranes, and turkeys just to name a few of the animals that can be seen daily on the property.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Quaking Aspen Ranch - Riverfront Log Home, Barn, Lots of Space
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews

Christmas retreat for Ruffatto family

  • 5 of 5

We try to stay at the cabin one weekend before Christmas each year. My grown children consider it a second home. There is lots of room and a fantastic kitchen . The kids love playing pingpong and football. This year it was cold enough to go ice skating. Skates are provided. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Our Wedding @ Quaking Aspen

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and also had our wedding on the grounds, the house was pretty much perfect aside from a few personal affects left inside from the owner, it is equipped with everything you could need as far as appliances go and very nice facilities. Lots of enjoyment to be had in the basement game room and has a beautiful view of the East Rosebud River. The owner was hard to contact sometimes and seems to respond faster to phone calls rather than email.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States

Not the Best Experience

  • 1 of 5

We were informed two days prior to arriving that there would be construction going on around the cabin. The owner gave us the option to reschedule, but that was not an option with family traveling from many locations. When we arrived we found a road to the cabin that was barely accessible. The cabin was not very clean and was missing key pieces of furniture like night stands and some beds did not have complete sets of bedding. The owner did not give us a walk thru to make sure we understood everything. Each day we were there we had to coordinate with the road construction company to get in and out of the place since many times the road was covered with piles of dirt and rocks making it impassible. Each morning we woke up at 7:30am by the sound of machinery and the smell of diesel fuel.

We talked to the owner (Lincoln) and got verbal agreement from him to discount the amount we paid due to the inconvenience of the construction. Since we left he has not responded to any messages or e-mails.

Based on this experience, I would not recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Billings, MT

Quaking Aspen Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Quaking Aspen is an amazing property. It's spacious and well-equipped with a ping-pong table and foosball table inside and plentiful fishing poles and other sporting equipment. The owner was great to work with. The property is right on the creek, and includes a fire pit and small ponds as well as a canoe. The house has five large bedrooms and plenty of other places to sleep, a large kitchen area and multiple family rooms. The hiking and fishing opportunities between East Rosebud, West Rosebud and Mystic Lake are truly endless. Shopping and eating in Red Lodge was a highlight. Dinner at the nearby Grizzly Bar was so delicious and fun - our waitress was great even for such a large group, and the Grizzly is one of a kind, Montana style. We do a family reunion every other year in a different location, and this property was by far the best place we've ever stayed - and for the same price as many properties that offer a lot less. The bbq was pretty dirty and the pantry a little sketchy in terms of baking and mixing pans, but overall we couldn't have been happier,

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cody, WY

Fantastic time for a family getaway

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations and the property were fantastic. We had 17 people including 5 under the age of 4 (the stairs are a little scary but we just blocked them for the little ones). The river by the house was beautiful and there was a lot of land to roam about. Our stay was in January but the weather was nice and we were outside a number of times. The only reason why it wasn't a 5 star is that there were a lot of little things that didn't work properly. Not anything that would ruin a vacation but little things like lamps that didn't work, the top rack of the dishwasher didn't wash, and the bathroom sink in one of the bathrooms didn't drain very fast. But those should be fixed because I emailed the owner and I know that he is the type that would fix it just from talking with him. There also was a mechanical problem when we got there but the owner had it fixed within 15 minutes. The owner was great to work with and was very timely in his responses. So overall, it was a great vacation and I do highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Cleaning Fee

  • 1 of 5

Our intentions were to ski and our stay was brief. Master bedroom has dark stains on the carpet. Kitchen smelled of gas from gas stove and when the cabinet below the stove was opened the smell of gas was overwhelming. When we cooked on this stove the pilot lighter clicked constantly no matter which burner we used. The grill that we were allowed to used had no gas. Kitchen drawer had dead bugs inside. No curtains on most of the bedrooms - which is OK if your upstairs. Floor in lower family room is lifting - and most wood flooring downstairs is unfinished (room to room) which all could be a trip hazard. When we walked around the property we noticed a cabin and decided to take a look inside. Inside were bunk beds and a small stove. On the counter were many open beer bottles, a half full coffee cup that looked just like the one's inside and cigarettes. I am was not sure what to think of that. Many tiny items that did not belong to us were found upon the vacuum and sweeping we completed as we agreed to in the contract, although it seemed like we were the first guests to do this in a long time. I believe we left the place cleaner than when we arrived - despite our linens.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This leaves me scratching my head. My guests are encouraged to contact me with any questions they have during their stay at The Ranch. Instructions on the kitchen island encourage guests to contact me for any reason at all. Occasionally I have questions about the lighting system or entertainment system. I expect to be contacted. The Schwartz group did not attempt to call or contact me in any way. Before they departed I arrived and they seemed like they had a good time. They told me about the sparker/igniter on the cooktop not acting right and that was it. I apologized and expressed my wish that they had just contacted me. My plumber came right over and discovered a very small leak in the flexible gas line under the stovetop causing the issue, fixed it and left. Cleanliness of the lodge;<) I smiled when I read their review. The lodge is professionally cleaned before and after each guest stay! Carpet is carpet, a stained carpet is not a dirty carpet. Their comments about rummaging through a hunting/storage cabin(no electric or running water about 100 yards from the lodge) disturbs me. That building is not part of the rental agreement and is off limits to guests. There are other buildings, storage, and tool room facilities at The Ranch that are not included as part of the rental agreement, rummaging through them is trespassing. I'm just glad they didn't wander over to the neighbors and start looking through their outbuildings. This past fall a different group ran one of the bathtubs over and warped a bunch of my wood flooring. We are replacing the wood flooring in phases. The room transition spoke of is in one bathroom where the flooring transitions from linoleum in the bath to laminate flooring in the bedroom, 1/4"! I provide no guarantee that the finish carpentry in the lodge can meet some arbitrary standard that is pleasing to everyone. Lincoln Powers - Owner/Operator Quaking Aspen Ranch


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Billings Logan International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Montana Highway 78
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cowboy Bar and Supper Club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Quaking Aspen Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
East Rosebud Lake and Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Cooney Reservoir State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
West Rosebud Lake and Mystic Dam Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Stillwater River

The Ranch is about a 90 minute drive on the 'Most Scenic Drive in America', as dubbed by Charles Kuralt, to Yellowstone Park. We are located in the Last Best Place in Montana...


Rates & Availability

From $895 Per night

Red Lodge Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes We do provide financing for booking that are confirmed 6 months in advance. Regardless, 50% non-refundable deposit is due to book your dates with two subsequent progress payments at 30 and 60 days each of 25%.

During the month of December we charge a one-time 'Holiday Decor Fee' for any 3+ night booking of $500.00. This fee is reduced to $250.00 for 2 night bookings in December.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Red Lodge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • King size beds (2) The master bedroom and one queen bedroom have king beds., Queen size Beds (3) Three of the queen bedrooms have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) One of the queen bedrooms has two twin beds in addition to the one queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (8) No 'sleep sofa' or 'futon' per se....but, we do 5 couches throughout the lodge and 8 tri-fold sleeping mats available. Kids can use these to sleep on the floor next to 'mom' in a bedroom or all the kids can have a slumber party in the family room decide how/if they are used.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Very easy access from MT Highway 78, located on 32 secluded/private riverfront acres, spacious groomed and landscaped grounds, antiqued lighted barn for reception/dance/dinner venue, large accommodating outdoor firepits next to our 2 fishing/swimming ponds. Many excellent locations for a wedding ceremony, reception, rehersal activities. Large lighted antique bridge, 150'x18', across the main channel of the river has been used for wedding ceremonies, rehersal dinners, etc... Every event at The Ranch guests queue up for photo ops on the bridge.

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